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bandy

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verb ban·dy \ˈban-dē\

Definition of bandy

ban·diedban·dy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bat (as a tennis ball) to and fro

  3. 2 a :  to toss from side to side or pass about from one to another often in a careless or inappropriate manner b :  exchange; especially :  to exchange (words) argumentatively c :  to discuss lightly or banteringly d :  to use in a glib or offhand manner —often used with about <bandy these statistics about with considerable bravado — Richard Pollak>

  4. 3 archaic :  to band together

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 obsolete :  contend

  7. 2 archaic :  unite



Examples of bandy

  1. <bandied around the idea of going out to dinner for their anniversary>



Origin of bandy

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1577

Rhymes with bandy


2

bandy

noun ban·dy

Definition of bandy

  1. :  a game similar to hockey and believed to be its prototype



1693

First Known Use of bandy

1693

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms


3

bandy

adjective ban·dy

Definition of bandy

  1. 1 of legs :  bowed

  2. 2 :  bowlegged

ban·dy–legged play \ˈban-dē-ˌlegd; ˌban-dē-ˈle-gəd, -ˈlā-\ adjective


Origin of bandy

perhaps from 2bandy (hockey stick)


First Known Use: 1687


Medical Dictionary

bandy

play
adjective ban·dy \ˈban-dē\

Medical Definition of bandy

  1. 1of legs :  bowed outward at or below the knee

  2. 2:  bowlegged






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